Best time to close the silent auction? Before the live auction begins.

With few exceptions, the best time to close the silent auction is before your live auction begins. Guests will bid in your live auction and donate to your paddle raiser more freely when they know exactly what they’ve already bought in your silent auct…

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Breaking the rules: This Martha’s Vineyard auction succeeds by doing things differently.

Here’s a benefit auction that breaks the rules. Their successful formula is an afternoon event with a low $25 ticket, a casual dress code and no food.

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Maximize the Auction Fundraiser

Auctions are a perfect pairing to fundraising.  Goods and services are generously donated leaving wide margins for the bottom line.  Here are some tips to use the auction vehicle to take your auction to new heights.   Procurement & Donations The old adage, garbage in garbage out pertains to auctions too!  Request donations that will30

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Is your live auction “average?” (2015 by the numbers)

When it comes to the live auction portion of your auction fundraiser, are you “normal?” Does your school /nonprofit sell a typical number of live items? Find out here.

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Is your live auction “average?” (2015 by the numbers)

When it comes to the live auction portion of your auction fundraiser, are you “normal?” Does your school /nonprofit sell a typical number of live items? Find out here.

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The most popular school auction item of 2015: Taylor Swift concert tickets

I’ve reviewed the results of the year.  Want to guess the most common school auction item from this past spring season? Tickets to Taylor Swift’s 1989 concert tour. Here’s what we can learn from this. When popular performers stage shows in your city, buying two or four seats to the show can become a popular« Continue Reading »

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[VIDEO] Embarrassing your auction donor with a (too) high opening bid?

A prospective client called me, frustrated that her previous auctioneer embarrassed her donors by starting items much too high. Here’s what I said.
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